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by AuraAllan
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best way to get rid of vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

by AuraAllan
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do these really work[?]
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Sure they work.

I've used them quite a few times.

They can do wonders in some builds.
by AuraAllan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: lost thread? or my mind. virtual xp over lan via linux...
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

xan_user wrote:
AuraAllan wrote:Okay. I'll try again then.

Anyone tried LTSP to salvage an old Pentium?
Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!

Muchos Garcias!

Danke!

Merci!
No problemo. :D
by AuraAllan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: lost thread? or my mind. virtual xp over lan via linux...
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

by AuraAllan
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Paxil buy
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Resistor?

I don't think there is any changeable resistors in a fan.

AFAIK its the size of the motor that decides the fan speed.
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I use a picoPSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 5423

You can read about the DA-2 and whick pin/wire goes where and why in the Antec NSK1300 with PW-200-V DC-DC and Akasa Evo-120 thread. Ahh, that is awesome! Explains everything! I should have known that some time ago. Then your connector wouldn't have been that mysterious, lol. :) He he. Why didn't y...
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I use a picoPSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 5423

Mine has some special plug, but I have no idea where it came from. Maybe AuraAllan, whom I bought the PSU from knows? I made it from an ATX cable extender. The female end. 8 pins from the female plug matches the 8 pins on the DA-2 bricks plug. Here it is. Pretty, huh? :lol: http://img.photobucket.c...
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Safari and font colors?
Replies: 1
Views: 2807

NeilBlanchard has troubles with font colors in Safari.

I don't.

I use FireFox 3.0.5.


Works just normal here.
by AuraAllan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Massively bodged together Pentium 3 system
Replies: 11
Views: 6918

Have you tried blocking the fangrill below the PSU? Not yet. It's one of 5 real intake areas in this system. I need to try different configurations with blocking grills and also with some foam. Sounds good. And removing the PCI cover just below the GFX-card? The cover has been replaced with a vente...
by AuraAllan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Massively bodged together Pentium 3 system
Replies: 11
Views: 6918

Great setup. Way to recycle. Have you tried blocking the fangrill below the PSU? And removing the PCI cover just below the GFX-card? I think that would help the airflow in your case. If the harddrive is really quiet you could take it out of the caddy and softmount it in a 5.25" bay with some stretch...
by AuraAllan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1674185

N7SC wrote:Reminds me of an old poster, from the 1970's. It had a photo of a flasher, wearing nothing but a trench coat, in New York, flashing a sculpture on the street, and the caption said: "Expose yourself to art." :lol:
Hehe :P

deLillos - Hjernen Er Alene (on P4 Bandit)
by AuraAllan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle XPC or Antec Aria for silent 24/7 media/fileserver?
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

wow thats beautiful man, certainly the nicest SFF iv ever seen! :o you've sealed the deal with that, will go with the aria or similar, what are all the different names/makes/models? i know theres aria and nsk1300 but are there others? Thank :D Thanks :) Aria -> NSK1300 -> NSK1380 (same as NSK1300 b...
by AuraAllan
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle XPC or Antec Aria for silent 24/7 media/fileserver?
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

Hello A build like my old build might be a good option for you. Not much modding required. - Remove original PSU - Cut fan grill in back (not really required) - Remove drive bay to make room for huge heatsinks. A Shuttle strikes me as somewhat hard to mod for better cooling but im not sure if it can...
by AuraAllan
Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's everyone's favorite 1TB drive?
Replies: 37
Views: 10982

+1 for the WD10EADS.

Its a very quiet cool-running drive.
by AuraAllan
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Effectiveness of soft-mounting optical drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Softmounting an ODD will result in a whole lot of reading-/writing-errors I belive.

Also as mentioned. The noise comes from the disc spinning.
by AuraAllan
Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 19470

Anybody know when it will be available?

I think I want one :)
by AuraAllan
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 19470

This case looks pretty good.

I think the PSU would be able to run fanless if you block the side- and top-vents and use a 800RPM Slipstream in the front. It should provide enough air to cool the PSU.

I'm looking very much forward to SPCR's review of this case :D
by AuraAllan
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zero-mod NSK1300/1380, with melamine!
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Just try it out. (most) harddisks don't need much airflow to keep cool.
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can't we do better than just throw shoes?
Replies: 17
Views: 3420

yefi wrote:
andyb wrote:On video as well.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7782774.stm

:lol: Brilliant.


Andy
I'm surprised nobody has made a flash game where a dancing Bush evades a furious shoe-flinging Arab.
Here's one
Here's another one
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1674185

doodah wrote:A few seasonal tunes
And here's another one :)
AC/DC - Mistress for christmas

Happ holidays everyone.
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 3U = Scythe Ninja Mini Killer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4495

I like Thermalright because they make a quality product and sell it successfully without resorting to gimmicky and boyish marketing techniques. Their plain brown cardboard packaging is excellent presentation: let the product speak for itself. I can do without all the ridiculous cartoon/anime/mythol...
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zero-mod NSK1300/1380, with melamine!
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Nice little setup you got there.

I like how you used a cardboard baffle to guide the airflow.

Have you tried flipping the 120mm fan and removing the 80mm?
That should work just as well as your current setup if you block air from going in/out from behind the front pnel.
by AuraAllan
Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 3U = Scythe Ninja Mini Killer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4495

Thermalright HR-01 3U
"Compatability: Intel Xeon : 5000 Series,7000 Series. (Socket 603,Socket 604,Socket 771)"

Being only for Xeon sockets I don't see it as a Minja "killer".

A 2U socket AM2+LGA775 version would be great, I think.
by AuraAllan
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 8200 mini-itx board
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

All you have to do is look at the comments on Newegg to see that most of the cons about any given mini board is that it doesn't have a full PCI-E slot. It might have something to with that simple connector needing 75W of power available to it. And the fact that most new GFX card are longer then a m...
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cable management... is electrical tape good?
Replies: 15
Views: 4228

m0002a wrote:Electrical tape is fine, and it provides insulation so it is certainly safe. But I don't know of any electrical tape that does not leave a stickey mess when you take it off.
My thoughts exactly.
All the different types of electrical tape I have ever used left sticky stuff on the wires afterwards.
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Old computer power consumption
Replies: 27
Views: 17166

morglum wrote:I'll try and do some more digging later on.
Please do. I'm sure alot of SPCR'ers would find a study like that really helpful/exciting.
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 363892

Here's SMART info for the WD10EADS in my Synology DS107+ NAS.

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by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 341 mATX Case
Replies: 7
Views: 12417

According to Cooler Master's web site, the 341 weighs less than the 340. :shock: 341: Net weight : 3.3 kg (7.28 lb); Gross Weight : 4.4 kg (9.7 lb) 340: Net Weight: 4.2 kg (9.26 lb); Gross Weight: 5 kg (11.02 lb) The 340 is already a razor-thin metal case. I wonder what they did to reduce the weigh...
by AuraAllan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can't we do better than just throw shoes?
Replies: 17
Views: 3420

theycallmebruce wrote:It reminds me of Command and Conquer Zero Hour: "can I have some shoes!?"
"I'm hungry." :)

Throwing shoes? Why?